Our finished jewelry sets are ready to offer to your customers for simple upsells. These fashion jewelry favorites come in many fun themes across full sets of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. Choose from sterling silver finished jewelry sets, gold-plated necklaces and earrings and even trendy copper jewelry designs!
Recycle your precious metal scrap and recover your costs through
Rio Grande's scrap refining program. Learn more or get your scrap
kit to send in your silver, gold, gold-filled, palladium,
fired precious metal clay and platinum scrap now!
Find the right tool for any jewelry making project. Rio Grande offers the best
selection of jewelry bench tools and equipment available, backed by our
world-class technical support. Reach for Rio Grande whether you need beading tools,
a new jewelry work bench, or any other jewelry tools and supplies.
We even offer jewelry making equipment for casting and other advanced techniques.
We carry trusted jewelry bench tool brands like Swanstrom,
Beadalon, Foredom Flex Shaft, Bonny Doon, Fretz Hammers and more.
Find the best-quality jewelry making tools and supplies at the best prices.
Bead stringers know: you can never have too many beads! Whether you need colorful
Swarovski beads, briolette beads or glass beads, or your design calls for a classic
pearl or a natural stone bead, Rio Grande is your bead stringing source! Don¹t forget
about gold beads and sterling silver beads and other metal beads; they¹re all here, too.
Bold creations meet bold jewelry displays at Rio Grande, where you¹ll find specialty displays
to complement your designs and help increase sales. Rio Grande offers a variety of jewelry
card displays from revolving to stationary, as well as striking organic fabric displays
including silk, suede, velvet, faux leather and hemp.
Versatile and inspiring silver precious metal clay has been available from Rio Grande
for more than a decade‹and today the passion for metal clay continues to evolve with
colorful BRONZclay and COPPRclay. Make Rio your first source for innovative metal clay tools,
products, and ideas‹such as fire-in-place Embeddables findings‹and any other metal clay supplies
At Rio Grande, you¹ll find the media you need to create unique,
colorful pieces and expand your jewelry-making repertoire. Stock up on
supplies for enameling, the art that welcomes the newcomer, yet challenges
the expert. Add a splash of color with Colores, the fashionable epoxy resin
that brightens up your work.
This efficient, easy-to-operate machine is an excellent value for vacuum investing and casting. Ideal for the small-to medium-sized shop or studio, the Rio casting/investing machine includes a powerful 3cfm vacuum pump to help ensure successful casting results and features a roomy 10-5/8"W x 10-5/8"H (27 x 27cm) investment table. The vacuum chamber accepts perforated flasks up to 5" x 7". The bell jar (included) measures 9" dia. x 8-1/2"H (22.8 x 21.6cm). Adapter seals (3" and 4") allow you to use smaller-sized flasks. Steel cabinet with rubber feet for stability features simple, trouble-free controls and two handles for safely moving the machine when not in use. • Machine weight: 86 lbs. (39kg)This machine comes with the following accessories: • One bell jar • One 3" perforated flask with sleeve • Flask tongs • One 3" sprue base • Crucible and handle • 500ml bottle of pump oil • Silicone seals and investing pad
Proper maintenance is essential to ensure the best performance and longest service life from your vacuum pump. Each morning, check the sight gauge of your vacuum pump. If you see separated oil and water in the sight glass, open the drain and let the water flow out. Leave the valve open until the fluid that comes out is all oil, with no water bubbles in it. Close the valve and refill the oil reservoir to the proper level. Follow your machine’s operating guide for periodic maintenance guidelines.
Using Bell Jars Safely
• For an optimum seal, keep your bell jar rim and vacuum table clean of investment debris; never use a chipped or damaged bell jar. • Never press or hit the bell jar during vacuum. It’s under tremendous pressure and can implode. This could result in dangerous flying debris. • To keep the pad flat on the investing table, cut a 1" (25mm), X-shaped slit through the center of the vacuum pad to prevent any air pressure build-up under the pad during vacuuming.